Putting Love First

...we seek to be a fully inclusive community of faith, transforming lives and Downtown Lafayette through the grace of Jesus Christ.

What To Expect?

  • You should expect to be warmly greeted and to feel right at home on your first visit. You’re certain to find friendly people who are ready to help you find your way without overwhelming you. Our Sunday morning worship is structured in a traditional, liturgical format. And whether you’ve been to a church before or not, you’ll find that the worship service is simple to follow, with teachings that are meaningful, thoughtful and relevant to your life. ALL are invited to come as you are!

Celebrating 175 Years in Lafayette

In 2020, we celebrated 175 years of Methodism in Acadiana. From the first Circuit Riders to our region in 1845, to our current physical location completed in 1925, First United Methodist Church has sought to offer God's love and grace to all throughout our community. We hope you will consider celebrating with us as we continue to live out our vision of "Putting Love First."


In an attempt to "Do No Harm," and practice the greatest of care for one another, the leadership of First UMC is in continuous dialogue concerning the best course of action for our community of faith during these unprecedented times.

Here is what you can expect under our current safe guidelines:

-Masks maybe worn voluntarily or if you are experiencing any signs of illness.

-Middle section of pews will be marked for social distancing, and we ask that you be mindful when seating yourself in other areas to space out away from others.

-A quieter space for children is available in our Family Room, located in the foyer of the Sanctuary.

-Coffee Fellowship is held before Worship at 9:30am in the Wallace Beadle Room, located behind the Sanctuary.

-Two adult Sunday School classes are now meeting meet each week before worship at 9:00am. One in our Social Hall and another in the Conference Room on the 4th Floor.

-For those who are not comfortable returning to in-person worship, or who are not able to join us, we will continue to offer the opportunity to participate via Facebook Live through our FUMC page (

Thank you for your prayers and support!

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